IN PICTURES: North east France blanketed in snow

The north and east of France has seen heavy snowfalls overnight as more snow is forecast for the north of the country over the weekend.

IN PICTURES: North east France blanketed in snow
Snow-covered streets in Strasbourg on Friday. All photos: AFP

Up to 25cm of snow fell in some areas – although most places saw considerably less than this – in heavy falls on Thursday night and early on Friday morning.

The border region of Alsace saw the most snow, with towns including Strasbourg and Mulhouse blanketed in white.

A wider areas of northern France including Paris is forecast to get light snow over the weekend.

A man walks through the snowy streets of Stasbourg

This enterprising cyclist is not deterred by the snow in Strasbourg

The Alsace village of Riquewihr seen through falling snow

Riquewihr and its vineyard dusted in snow

Gritters keep the roads passable in Angervillers

The Petite-France district of Strasbourg in the grip of a deep freeze

The border town of Mulhouse with thick snow

Snow ploughs were out near Angervillers

A woman photographs the snow-covered trees in Mulhouse

Snow also fell on the island of Corscia earlier in the week

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South west France on red alert for flooding

Five areas in south west France have been placed on a red weather alert for flooding as storms lash the region.

South west France on red alert for flooding
Storms are moving in to south west France over the Pyrenees. Photo: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP

Météo France has placed five départements in south west France – Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Landes, Hautes-Pyrénées, Haute-Garonne and Ariège – on a red weather alert for heavy rains and flooding.

Extremely heavy rainstorms have hit the area, with a band of storm clouds travelling along the Pyrenees, bringing the risk of avalanches in the mountains and flooding in lowland areas.

The neighbouring département of Pyrénées-Orientale is on orange alert, along with the principality of Andorra. In the north, Aisne is also on orange alert for heavy rain.

Heavy rain is expected to continue throughout Monday, gradually easing off towards the evening, although the flood alerts remain in place until Tuesday.